Professor Pierre Bérubé co-supervisor of AWWA Student Best Paper Award winner

Dr. Pierre Bérubé was co-supervisor for the paper entitled “Impact of Surface Shear Stress and Pre-Coagulation on Membrane Fouling,” which was selected to receive the American Water Works Association Student Best Paper Award at the 2014 Membrane Technology Conference. Dr. Heather Wray (Ph.D. candidate at the time and now a Civil Postdoctoral Fellow) was the student winner. […]

Steel Bridge Team places 1st in 2014 Pacific Northwest Steel Bridge Competition

The UBC Steel Bridge Team achieved the following rankings at the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific Northwest Student Conference at Oregon State University: 3rd in construction speed, 2nd in lightness, 2nd in display, 1st in efficiency, and 3rd overall. This notable outcome qualified the team for participation in the 2014 National Student Steel Bridge […]

UBC Concrete Canoe Team places 4th at Regional Competition

UBC Concrete Canoe is proud to announce their success at the recent regional Concrete Canoe Competition at the ASCE Pacific Northwest Conference, held at Portland State University April 25 – 26. Out of thirteen competing teams, they finished in fourth place, trailing behind the second runner up by a mere six points. Many of the […]

CIVL 228 students test their timber trusses to failure in the Structural Teaching Lab

On Tuesday, April 1, students enrolled in CIVL 228 (Introduction to Structural Engineering) celebrated the culminaton of their course work during truss testing day. Each year, CIVL 228 students work together to apply the structural analysis knowledge learned in class to design, construct, and test a timber truss structure to failure. Students were divided into […]

Faculty Seminar Series: Dr. Nemy Banthia recaps IC-IMPACTS progress to date, shares plans for the future

Dr. Nemy Banthia, Civil Engineering Professor and CEO & Scientific Director of IC-IMPACTS, presented the faculty seminar “Canada-India Research Center of Excellence: Making a Difference in the Lives of Millions” on March 21. Dr. Banthia offered an enlightening overview of the history of IC-IMPACTS and the research being done in the areas of integrated water management, […]

Civil student to trek to Everest Base Camp for Tanzania Heart Babies Project

Civil Engineering undergrad student Kunal Sethi, far left, will be trekking to Everest Base Camp this spring as a member of the Tanzania Heart Babies Project team. This summer, a team of 12 UBC students, including a Civil Engineering undergrad, are travelling to Nepal to trek to the base camp of Mt. Everest in honour […]

Civil Executive Assistant completes 100-mile race across frozen Alaska wilderness

Susitna 100 fat-bike competitors. Photo: Frank Janssens Sylvia Margraff, Civil Engineering Executive Assistant to the Head, recently returned from a successfully completed Susitna 100, a renowned 100 mile wilderness race through the Susitna Valley, north of Anchorage. After five months of intense training, she joined over 100 of Alaska’s toughest adventurers, along with a handful of […]

Professor Nemy Banthia receives Aftab Mufti Medal for Best Paper in the Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring

The International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) has awarded the paper entitled “Corrosion detection in reinforced concrete using induction heating and infrared thermography,” co-authored by Dr. Nemy Banthia and K. Kobayashi, the 2011 Aftab Mufti Medal for Best Paper in the Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring.